Inaugural Geneva Dry conference attracts strong turnout

Some 500+ delegates from over 250 companies attended the first two-day Geneva Dry commodities shipping conference held this week at the luxurious lakeside venue Hotel President in Geneva, on 2-3 May. The Swiss city may be landlocked but enjoys a pre-eminent position as a base for the trading of commodities. In the market overview session, […]

MHSS raises concern as challenges faced by Indian seafarers become more visible

Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) is deeply concerned as levels of loneliness and isolation experienced by Indian seafarers are becoming more apparent, particularly on vessels where cultural differences have not been adequately addressed. Julia Oppermann (pictured), Clinical Psychologist at MHSS, has closely observed an increasing openness about feelings of loneliness and isolation among Indian seafarers. […]

Maersk Q1 results in line with expectations amid ongoing Red Sea disruptions

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) delivered a first quarter in line with expectations showing a strong recovery in earnings compared to the fourth quarter of 2023. Results were driven by a good performance in Terminals and the combination of higher demand and a prolonged Red Sea crisis. Profit before depreciation, amortisation and impairment losses, etc. […]

Norton Rose Fulbright advises Bibby Marine on first zero-emission offshore wind farm newbuilding

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Bibby Marine on a shipbuilding contract to deliver the world’s first truly zero-emission, electric Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (eCSOV). The eCSOV, which will be built at Astilleros Gondán’s shipyard in Asturias, Spain, is expected to be delivered in 2026. Designed in collaboration with UK-based ship designers Longitude, […]

NAVTOR calls on hydrographic offices to ‘support progress’ with onshore ENC roll-out

NAVTOR is calling on hydrographic offices and other industry stakeholders to help urgently “bridge the divide” between vessels and management teams with the widescale roll-out of onshore ENCs. Without a joined-up, global approach to the issue, the Norwegian maritime technology company says important development areas such as autonomous shipping, route planning, optimisation, and effective emergency […]

Anemoi welcomes Claes Horndahl as new Commercial Director

Anemoi Marine Technologies Ltd, a global leader in wind-assisted propulsion technology for commercial vessels, has announced the appointment of Claes Horndahl (pictured) as its new Commercial Director. With a career spanning more than 20 years supporting gas carriers and tankers, Claes brings a wealth of expertise in maritime consultancy, commercial strategy, and operational efficiency to […]

INTERTANKO releases Seafarers’ Survey results

INTERTANKO launched an online survey in 2023 to better understand why people seek a career at sea, their living conditions on board and if experiences matched expectations and has now published the findings. The survey responses represent a snapshot of the industry, not all seafarers’ views, however, with more than 5,400 seafarers participating, they do […]